Belize international travel advice

Landscape view of Belize

Belize 🇧🇿

Belize is part of Americas with main city at Belmopan. Its Developing country with a population of 370K people. The main currency is Belize Dollar. The languages spoken are English and Spanish. Belize is the formal name of Belize It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~22.60 °C   🌧 ~114.35 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 370K people


⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Belize. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Belize.

issued date: November 4, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Belize uses 110/220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type B and Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Spanish


💱 Currencies Used

Belize uses the Belize dollar (symbol: $), code BZD.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 2 dollars. Dollar is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 1 dollar and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 cents.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Belize. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is expected in Belize since staff depend on tips to supplement their often minimum wages.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Belize is on average 2.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Belize is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 25.11 BZD, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: DigiCell or Smart!. Belize uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Belize upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Belize, dial +, then 501 (the country code for Belize), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Belize, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Belize you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 40-64 km/h (24-39 mph) in all built-up areas and 88 km/h (54 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency







Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020